Best of Barbados Southern Palms Hotel

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Having originally opened in 1975, this shop has been selling locally made souvenirs for nearly four decades. Over the years, this shop has become known as one spot to get the best in hand crafted items, which are popular among tourists who want their souvenirs to be authentic. This location in particular is a calm, cool oasis in the heart of the popular St. Lawrence Gap on the south coast. Tucked just off the road and pretty in the pink of this traditional hotel, their shop enjoys customers both from the hotel and those passing by.

Best of Barbados Southern Palms Hotel

Knowing that they sell locally made products, you might expect it to be a tiny shops with a few paintings on the wall, beaded jewelry on display, and carvings on the shelves. Yes, all of these things are available, but the shop is anything but small, and the offerings are all professional. Additionally, you'll find food, clothing, stationary, books, ornaments, and music. It may also interest you to note that three generations of family members have their prints and giftware designs featured here: the shop's first owner Jill, Jilly's daughter Sue who is now in charge of the company, and Sue's daughter Holly. This is in addition to the wide choice of imaginative work by numerous talented locals.

Getting There

Positioned toward the center of St. Lawrence Gap, Best of Barbados Southern Palms Hotel is on the premises of Southern Palms Beach Club, and invites residents and tourists exploring and shopping in this part of Christ Church Parish. But even if you aren't staying nearby, you should feel free to stop by.

What's Nearby

If you're inclined to browse or comparison shop, you'll be pleased to know that you'll find plenty of other gift and souvenir stores in the vicinity. Check out the table below to find out more about some of the other shops that are just a short distance from this one.

Other Shopping Nearby
Name Type Distance Direction
Sheraton Mall Shopping Center 1.2 mi. North
On The Wall Art Gallery Champers Art Gallery 1.6 mi. West
Best of Barbados Quayside Gift and Souvenir Shops 1.8 mi. West-Northwest
Quayside Centre Shopping Plaza Shopping Center 1.8 mi. West-Northwest
T & M Gourmet Cheesecakes Bakery -- --

Once you finish shopping, there are a good number of landmarks that you might have fun visiting while you are in St. Lawrence Gap. If checking out a museum is something you'll enjoy, go ahead and linger at Barbados Olympic Museum. On the other hand, if you'd rather visit a lighthouse, then you may want to consider South Point Lighthouse. Be sure to take advantage of some other fun activities and places where you can enjoy a meal within traveling distance.

Contact Information

Location: St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados

Phone: (246) 420-8040




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